Updated: Sep 9, 2022
At Marist, every club volunteer over 16 years old must have a valid WWVP registration in order to volunteer with our students. The school asks that Volunteers provide evidence of their WWVP registration directly to the College via a secure online WWVP Register. In addition to their number and expiry, volunteers need to upload a copy (scan or photo) of their physical card (both front and back) when they complete the online form. If the card has not been received, or renewal is in progress, a copy of the application or receipt is acceptable evidence. The attached forms outline how to apply for a WWVP form. Please apply, for the card and upload it to the register.
You can read more here: https://www.maristcanberracricket.com.au/wwvp-card
Volunteer online training
All our volunteers – students, staff and families - are required by the school to complete online Child Safeguarding and Code of Conduct induction training annually. The training is mandatory for all committee members, coaches, managers, and on-field volunteers (first aiders, runners etc.). The College will organise, assign, manage and support the volunteers in the completion of this training.
The Cricket club will provide a list to the college of our volunteers. The college will send a link to individuals to complete the training online. Please complete the training before the season commences.
I’ve completed it – it takes about 30-40 minutes and there is no exam. The training contains straightforward messages which are a useful reminder about expected volunteer behaviourial standards. The key messages won’t come as a surprise to any of us.
WORKING WITH VULNERABLE PEOPLE INFORMATION FOR SPORTS CLUB VOLUNTEERS The Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 requires individuals volunteering in 'Activities or Services for Children' to have a valid WWVP registration. In accordance with the legislation, Marist College Canberra requires all coaches, managers, committee members and volunteers working with Marist Sports Clubs, and who are over the age of 16, to register and hold a WWVP registration in order to engage in activities with our students.
There are two important steps to this process prior to being approved to participate as a volunteer.
STEP 1- WWVP REGISTRATION PROCESS WITH ACCESS CANBERRA Registration is free for volunteers and is valid for 5 years. You are encouraged to submit your form as soon as possible, noting that processing times will vary and as at January 2022 are averaging 7 weeks.
The registration process involves two steps: 1. Online application via the Access Canberra website at https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/s/. 2. A face-to-face identification check at an Access Canberra office.
Individuals that need to renew their registration can do this online via the Access Canberra website, via ‘Apply for Renewal’ button on the Working with Vulnerable People Registration page.
When completing the Registration/Renewal processes, please choose ‘General Registration’. Under ‘Employer/Organisation details’, please use the following details:
Employer/Organisation name: Marist College Canberra
Applicant’s position role: Sporting team manager/coach/committee member (enter correct title)
Address: Marr Street, Pearce, ACT, 2607 Contact Person: Glenn Slater Phone: 02 62987262
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org STEP 2 - MARIST COLLEGE REGISTRATION PROCESS Volunteers are required to provide evidence of their WWVP registration directly to the College via a secure online WWVP Register. In addition to their number and expiry, volunteers need to upload a copy (scan or photo) of their physical card (both front and back) when they complete the online form. If the card has not been received, or renewal is in progress, a copy of the application or receipt is acceptable evidence.
PLEASE NOTE: All coaches, managers and volunteers are required to carry their WWVP Registration Card on their person at all times while working with students (or carry their application receipt if they are awaiting the arrival of their registration).
The College Is Grateful For The Generous Support, Assistance And Work Of All Our Volunteers.